Bennie G. Adkins
|Bennie G. Adkins|
Adkins receiving the Medal of Honor from President Obama
|Born||February 1, 1934|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1956–1978|
|Rank||Command Sergeant Major|
|Unit||5th Special Forces Group|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Distinguished Service Cross
Bronze Star Medal (2 with "V" device)
Purple Heart (3)
Bennie G. Adkins (born February 1, 1934) is a retired United States Army soldier. He is recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for actions in March 1966 during the Vietnam War.
From March 9-12, 1966 Adkins distinguished himself during a 38-hour close-combat battle against North Vietnamese Army forces during the Battle of A Shau. At the time of the cited action, Adkins was a sergeant first class serving as an Intelligence Sergeant with Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces.
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- Troyan, Mary (15 September 2014). "Opelika man awarded Medal of Honor". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
- Vergun, David. "President awards Medals of Honor to 2 Vietnam veterans". United States Army. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
- Medal recipient killed up to 175 enemy troops, September 15, 2014, Brad Lendon, CNN